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by apple in california, assembled in china. all apple products are made in china. that's about to change. ceo tim cook announced starting next year one line of computers will be designed and built in the usa. >> i think it's a big surprise. >> reporter: cnet says with one line of macs and not the iphone or ipad, apple is not taking a huge risk. >> for apple to say this is something they want to do that they want to manufacture here in the united states, it's a big deal. it's a big differentiate tore for this company. >> reporter: this is the image that apple likes to show. that has been tarnished by sweat shop conditions at the chinese factories. nets were installed outside the dormitories run by apple contractor to prevent suicides after several contract workers jumped to their deaths. after widespread media reports apple began to improve conditions. >> they love the computers but we were saying i don't know, it's not conscious consumerism which is what we're looking at now. where is your money going. what is it supporting? >> reporter: made in america may be an emerging trend. apple is
it may look in a couple of years thanks to the people's republic of china, which has agreed to bankroll one of the biggest and most ambitious developments in the bay area. >> we are going to see a new san francisco neighborhood. >> reporter: with towers as high as 40 stories and parks and business space it's to be the home for about 18 to 20,000 people. it's going to mean two new bridge ramps and ferry service to san francisco. >> it will really be one of the landmarks in san francisco. >> reporter: making this landmark a reality, however, meant going to china for the estimated $700 million. and that means we are going to see another first. >> the china development bank is requiring that a chinese construction company be given the first right to negotiate a general contract agreement. >> reporter: in other words, not only will the chinese government finance the deal, they are going to build it, as well. and the construction unions are going along because it's going to mean thousands of jobs and because the chinese have agreed to hire locally. >> we're very disappointed that we had to go
the time decorating with a christmas tree and stockings left behind from an earlier expedition. >> china has opened the world's longest high-speed rail line. it runs nearly 1,500 mi. from the country's capital and the north of guanmgzhou, in southern china. the line officially opened earlier this morning. trains on this high-speed online will initially run at 186 mi. per hour with a total travel time of about eight hours. before, the fastest time between the two cities by train was more than 20 hours. the chinese government plans to build a grid of high-speed railways which for east-west lines and for north-south lines by 2020. >> we will be right back. hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new v
's release in china. that is a a record launch in china. >> well, still to come here tonight at 6:00 a nationwide clam yoer for stronger gun control laws and a firearms instructor joins to say. >> the neighbors who are raising a red flag. >> and michael finney helps plant a dreaudsx a school hopes to become the little school that could. stay with >>> a new survey shows growing support for gun control following the connecticut school tragedy. according a poll, 54% support stricter gun control. 71% oppose the ban of hand guns but 52% favor banning semi automatic weaponsnhxv÷ andd in the bay area gun control advocates poining to those number questioning universal background checks. more on that. and last night we heard the president say no set of laws could prevent a mass shooting but added that could not be an excuse for doing nothing. tonight the debate is getting more attention. protestors demonstrated outside of the national rifle association in washington, d.c. this morning and a long time gun rights congressman told msnbc it's time to do something. >> i don't know anyone that
the new chain. burger king has similar joint ventures in russia, brazil, south africa and china. >> more than 14,000 dock workers on the east coast and the gulf are threatening to go on strike on sunday. brian takes a look at the impact it could have on the economy. >> they move everything from our clothes to toys and electronics through the ports and into the marketplace but a lot of the goods won't be making it to our stores in longshoreman at more than a dozen ports from main to texas go on strike. that's what could happen by sunday if a deal can't be reached between the major shipping companies and a union representing nearly 15,000 longshoremen. >> the impact would be great. obviously on the dollar value side. on the cargo handling side but also on the job side because again these sports are major economic generators. >> richard of the maryland port administrator and others say the economic damage from a strike would reach well beyond the docks. >> your mom and pop retailer to your farmer to the trucking company that has to pick up the container atmosphere the port. so not just at t
. >> and he is expected to name his cabinet later today. >> china has opened the world's largest high-speed rail line. >> it runs nearly 1,500 mi. from the country's capital and the north to guan gzhou, in southern china. >> the lot officially opened early this morning. >> trains on this high speed line will initially run at hundred 86 mi. per hour with a total travel time about eight hours. >> before, the fastest time in two cities by train was more than 20 hours. >> the chinese government plans to build a grid of high-speed railways with forties' was lied to for north-south lines by 2020. >> a veterinarian in the uc davis has some good news about a dog from the philippines became an international hero after sacrificing it's not to say to young girls. >> the dog named kabang appears to have beaten the cancer it was suffering from. kabang ended up in davis' earlier this year after a nurse in new york spent a fund-raising campaign to bring her to the u.s.. >> will be back with kron 4 morning news. >> here is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic is picking up. it is still light
at the >> a shipment of christmas toys made in china will not be gifts for any children this holiday season. the shipment worth $18,000 was seize ted ports of los angeles and long beach. california consumer advocates say the toys contain toxic chemicals used to make rubber and plastics. >> is there always the most sunday send -- sunday send table because tad hers put everything in their mouth. >> ama: the toxic chemical has been linked to birth defects, asthma, and adhd. >> in just a few minutes a minimum nora lighting will take in san francisco to mark the beginning of hanukkah. another is sed scheduled in union square. the lighting semis will continue each day until december 15th. it's been a holiday tradition in union square since 1975. the first candle is lit to commemorate the victory of a small ban of fighters over the syrian army. >> a dining experience led women to be embarrassed. >> and a chilly night across the bay area. as we take a live look outside. we'll check in with meteorologist leigh glaser to meteorologist leigh glaser to find out if you know how much grandma wanted to be
about the systemic campaign against baby girls in china, india and south korea. she reports since the 1970s, more than 163 million female babies have simply disappeared. >> it's mostly the result of sex selective abortion so women going in for an ultrasound scan when they're protect them aborting female children. >> reporter: in some areas there are not enough women to go around. >> women are being trafficked from poorer countries and poorer parts of china and india. >> reporter: but sex selection is not just occurring in foreign countries. it's happening in the united states and right here in the bay area. >> nice deep breath in and out. >> reporter: this doctor -- >> absolutely happens here. >> reporter: -- the ucsf researcher spoke to dozens of immigrant women from india who live in the bay area. the people she interviewed, the vast majority who were pregnant with a girl chose to abort her. the main reason? family pressure even from female relatives. she read from their stories. >> my husband said he needed to have a son. he said that if i cannot give him a son since we have t
. as far as china is concerned, we don't tariff, we don't put that high of a tariff on their imports but yet i don't know the exact numbers but i believe it's a lot higher that they tax our imports in their country. and the whole thing with jobs. he created the apple scommuret in california in his garage but yet when he got successful he moves all his company over to china, giving chinese people jobs. if steve jobs was born in china he wouldn't even have a garage therefore he wouldn't be able to create the apple computer. so i just think we just don't do enough for the people of this country. and the people who are in position to create jobs and do this do not reinvest in the country. therefore i don't think they should get tax breaks. if you want to give these corporate giants tax breaks then give it to those who want to invest in the country, who want to create jobs here, not overcease, and they think try to think of ways to get their money over there into here lower than say the american businessman paying 35%. guest: i mean, i understand your frustration. i think part of it is th
a 56 rolled woman who was here visiting her branch out from china. >> the judge set bail at $2 million. if she postage it must wear a scram device that checks to make sure she does not drink alcohol in is not allowed to dry. >> she will be back in court for arraignment on december 31st. >> public safety officials in east palo alto city emergency repairs to the levee that separates dozens of homes from the seventh sn francito creek are holding up. >> the creek overflowed on sunday night cause in mandatory evacuation for seven homes. >> police on was that disappointing uninhabitable. >> water levels in the creek had receded after sunday's overflow. >> all of the rain over christmas shutdown the southbound side of the agreed highway from lincoln avenue to slow oat boulevard. >> expose on is that is a good part of public works is the road floods because drain cannot handle all the water as a visitor a profit storm. >> the storm also brought out a massive tree in the east bay. >> this one fell right on the footsteps of the delta chi fraternity house on channing way in berkeley. >> the ninth
and more is expected in the next several years. >> a house in china that stood as a symbol of resistance has been turned down. it sat in the middle of a road. the neighborhood around it was destroyed but the owners refused to sale so the government built the road around the home. in the end the owners agreed to take $41,000 in compensation and the home was torn down. >> it has been a wet week here in the bay area but what about the sierra in how much snow is expected to fall by the end of the weekend. >> and a ramp on the run from police. more of this video and tell you how it all finally ended. . >> a bit of a lull in the wet weather coming our way for today with the next powerful punch already on the way as well. . >>> quite the unusual police pursuit stalled traffic in iowa yesterday. a ram jumped from a trailer started running. officers tried catching with their cars but it didn't work president the ram then ran for about an hour before a crowd was able to corner it and tackle it. the homeowner was cited for having an animal at large. >> poor guy. it is going to be a snowy weeken
by most markets overnight. only china finished with gains as it is bouncing back from a four-year low. futures indicate a four-year low, no big moves but what we saw is them testing the 13,000 level but the nasdaq and s&p 500 all slipped a bit yesterday. oracle will play quarterly dividends and it is an effort to avoid tax hikes for its investors. it will pay dividends to total 18 cents a share. starting in january, they will tax it as order income unless they reach a compromise on federal spending. >>> time now 519, could it be a new job for hillary rodham clinton, after stepping down for secretary of state. >>> and the biggest gain for the head coach, why they are on a leave of accident tort team. >>> you can wake up every morning, get the top stories sent straight to your cell phone, every week day morning, 6:00 a.m. you can get your wake-up call by texting the word wake up to 70123. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the deale
. >> christmas toys from china with tox craig levels of chemicals will remain under lock and key. port authorities seized a shipment an the toys were determined unsafe. the christmas figures, including a load of plastic ducks in santa suits were found to have access levels of a chemical used to mike vinyl and plastics. >>> controversy is brewing at the state capitol over repairs made to legislators cars just as the government pulled the plug on the free ride. here's the story. reporter: state lawmakers no longer get vehicles as part of their compensation. they're now reimbursed per mile like most workers in the private sector for any business-related trips. but the compensation commission said the car perks had to end. california was the only state iy the country providing vehicles for politicians while deep budget cuts were happening. a new "associated press" analysis, though, found in the months leading up to surrendering their cars a year ago, several lawmakers had extensive repairs done on taxpayer money. some were routine maintenance work, others upgraded their gps systems, had th
and they are looking at progress hoping to avoid the fiscal cliff. australia taiwan, but china anti-want slipped -- and taiwan slipped a bit. analysts say the fiscal cliffs are taking a positive return. here is the nasdaq, and s&p 500 all posting moderate gains. >>> to many people's surprise the government will end up with a profit for the bailout of the end insurance -- of the insurance giant. a.i.g. may be able to pay a dividend to its shareholders by next summer, quite a turnaround. >>> they just lot a brainy battle. >>> and we have more on the new invention that will be launched into space today. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get u-verse tv for $
. as for trading, manufacturing in china helping give u.s. stocks a lift today. report on u.s. manufacturing for november in a few minutes we'll see how that goes we expect it to slow a little. so far, green arrows across the board first trading day of december, dow, s&p and nasdaq higher, bloomberg index up 1%. the maker of lucky charms hoping adults will find the cereal magically delicious, mills plans a campaign nationwide next year. adults are an attractive market for the cereal makers they are pressure for marketing sugary products to kids. today is the 20th anniversary of the text message, the first text sent was "merry christmas "now 1992. by 2016 texting may increase 40% from today's levels more than nine trillion texts generating 127 billion dollars in revenue. live at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king. >>> lol! >>> i know. we can smile a little with weather turning dry for folks trying to geter rans done. >> trying to cleanup -- trying to cleanup,:50 in between storms, high clouds and sun are going to rule today's forecast, beautiful picture some of the haze, fog up around
china with tox craig levels of chemicals will remain under lock and key. port authorities seized a shipment an the toys were determined unsafe. the christmas figures, including a load of plastic ducks in santa suits were found to have access levels of a chemical used to mike vinyl and plastics. >>> controversy is brewing at the state capitol over repairs made to legislators cars just as the government pulled the plug on the free ride. here's the story. reporter: state lawmakers no longer get vehicles as part of their compensation. they're now reimbursed per mile like most workers in the private sector for any business-related trips. but the compensation commission said the car perks had to end. california was the only state in the country providing vehicles for politicians while deep budget cuts were happening. a new "associated press" analysis, though, found in the months leading up to surrendering their cars a year ago, several lawmakers had extensive repairs done on taxpayer money. some were routine maintenance work, others upgraded their gps systems, had the brakes replaced o
of china, 12-year-old panda feeling much better after an incident left vets baffled for a while. the panda was taken to a hospital after he was found vomiting. the medical team performed six exams to try and figure out what was wrong. the team found the panda had steamed corn bread lodged in its esophagus. the panda started feeling much better once that was removed and is now back at a nature preserve. >> if you go corn bread stuck and you remove it, things go back to normal. >> panda or human. >>> next, we are continuing to follow breaking news out of walnut creek. police opened fire on a man overnight. investigators wrapped up a news conference where they announced new details and we'll bring you an update. >>> the end of the year is a great time to buy a new car. michael finney and consumer reports are ahead with why you need to look at more than the car's sticker price. >>> gá5l thursday morning. breaking news from the east bay, police in walnut creek have>b[i@ shot someone. >> police held a news conference they confirm one person has been shot and killed by police officers who were
in connection with the crime are now facing murder charges. >> and in china today, preparations are underway for the unyou'll ice and snow -- ann usa ice and no festival. performars are getty ready for -- per mommers are getting ready. with more than two thnd2,000 sculptures. >>> meanwhile, u.s. declined this year to 2,095 deaths as of yesterday down to 404 last year. the defense department says 1,701 us troops have been killed in action in afghanistan. president obama announced this weekend he'll presented package to congress to make sure the shootings in newtown connecticut do not fade from public attention. >>> it certainly won't feel like that to me. this is something that -- that was the worst say of my presidency and it's not something that i want to see repeated. >> the president admits will be resistant, but for congressional leaders willing to make a change in gun laws, he says armed guards in schools will work. >> i am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools. and i think the vast majority of the american people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solv
deliveries. it is nice to see that they're doing good. >> let's talk about china. they passed a japan and we have a prediction--2030 is a new year that is out by independent study. they are continuing to grow and this research stated that russia will probably weigh but china will grow. they stated that american will remain the worldwide leader because we found ways to get oil. some of your money has to go to the international market. i like china as a long-term player. >> $50 million for a pepsi commercial. this is a smart mold for her.move for her. beys a big deal with them. they're all advertising rebel, a toyota and their advertising by using musicians. they are supporting the artist. >> the company that sells soda support-- >> on to bay area traffic. >> we start with a live look in the city on our roof top camera. this is on van ness ave. this is beautiful blue skies and there's no clouds in the sky. we will see a another day of gorgeous weather with a loss of sunshine and it will be a chilly start for us. by this afternoon it will be mild. some places may get close to 70 degrees. today
visiting her new grandchild from china. >> officials and sent to an accidental alarm fire at san of the apartment complex that killed three people and injured three others. >> a fire broke out late saturday night in 3000 block of bridgeport court. >> a party save three people were killed were couple and a four year old granddaughter. >> san jose police officer will help with rescue efforts was one of the three people transported to area hospitals after suffering smoke inhalation. >> michael crabtree caught touchdown passes of 49 is 7 yds and finished with career high one under 72 yds, leading this effort cisco 49 a to a second straight nfc west title with a 27-13 victory over arizona cardinals on sunday. >> called a cabinet of a cam slow start to throw for a career best to attend is a charge and two touchdowns as the niners did their part to control the postseason picture is based minnesota knocking off green bay, the 49ers grabbed second seed in the nsc and earn the coveted by week. >> 49ers will not know that play into up to the wild card round of the playoff. >> also the last
was positive and that was key after getting positive manufacturing reports out of china and europe with the market going in the right direction this morning. let's take a look at the numbers. the dow is up by 34 points. nasdaq gaining 12. s&p moving higher by 4 points. back to you guys. >> we'll take it. jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. >>> well, a new study says that when you got to go, social media apparently goes with you. [ laughter ] >> apparently so. >> people are tweeting on the toilet. according to some new data, nearly one-third of social media users ages 18 to 24 make social connections while in the bathroom. and the same goes for 28% of those 25 to 34 and 15% of 35 to 44-year-olds. both sexes are equally likely to do it in the bathroom. so if you want to borrow someone's phone -- [ laughter ] >> if they are over 50 maybe. otherwise, forget it. >>> today is an anniversary that will please or annoy you. 20 years ago today neil pap worth sent the first-ever text message merry christmas and sent it to the cell phone or vodafone executive richard jarv
. well, asian markets were mostly high they are morning on improved manufacturing data from china. tokyo's nikkei edged up a fraction to a seven month closing high while hong kong's hang seng lost a percent. >>> on wall street there was little movement as investors were cautious with all eyes on the "fiscal cliff." the dow rose 3, nasdaq down 2. >>> so far there's no resolution of the strike by clerical work at the ports of los angeles and long beach. the strike enters its 7th day today dramatically slowing traffic at the nation's busiest cargo complex. dock workers refuse to cross the picket lines. the clerical workers say management has been outsourcing their work. >>> and delta airlines is looking to buy a 49% stake in virgin atlantic airlines. now owned by singapore airlines. some 51% of virgin atlantic is owned by richard branson. virgin is the second biggest airline at london's heathrow airport. a delta partnership would allow delta to expand its london-to- new york flight. that would be a big move for delta. >> if you work at toys 'r us, they will get more money but may stay open
. >> china has been awful, but recently, some reorganization perhaps a bit better. >> thank you, robert he is on facebook or you can e- mail him if you have a question for him at rob breakingnews@kron.com black .com. >> fift-- black@black.com >>kimberlee: some dry conditions for tomorrow. the fog tracker is depicting a combination of cloud coverage. we can see this lasting for the morning hours. with more clearing as for temperatures? temperatures in the 40's. in the 50s, 45 degrees expected in napa. 49 and concord temperatures and the 60s, with the same in los gatos. and a san jose. for the and then valleys, low 60s in concord, 60s in livermore. 59 degrees in civil rafael, the new snowfall for the sierras. but for a san rafael, the mostly sunny skies for the weekend and week. locally, the fog and the clear skies. the same for friday, saturday, sunday, monday, the temperatures are going to warm up a little bit. but they will stay on the cooler side, low 60s. as for your ski report, new snowfall. sierra, tahoe, with a base of 59 in.! it was only a 30 in. base a couple of weeks ago. north st
it will have more than 20,000 stores by 2014, many of them in china. >>> netflix is calling its new deal to stream disney movies that we told yao about yesterday a game changer but says there are no plans for a price increase. the internet movie company announced yesterday it has inc.ed a deal to stream newly-released movies from disney in 2016. the company hasn't divulged the price tag but analysts say it's probably more than $300 million a year but the company says it did not plan to pass that cost onto subscribers who are now paying $8 a month for unlimited online viewing: zynga has signed an agreement thaksd put its online games on your television. under this deal, will allow customers to buy game currency. provides web-based tv stofs 45 cable, satellite and telecom companies. the deal helped zynga get away from its reliance on facebook. >>> protesters were out in front of a san francisco travel lodge today they say is infested with bedbugs. the hoe tole is located on market and have a lens yeah. activists with poor magazine say a 63-year-old woman who lived at that hotel for months
term investment opportunity. >> the loser is the china i guess that we are the loser? is there a date that they are going to be passing us. >> basically because we are keeping oil, and gasoline from domestic properties that we could be stronger. if my dad knew the numbers right now. but you get the idea that russia is clout is also going to wind. you have to own international stocks. as a portfolio adviser i would strongly suggest getting some exposure. perhaps europe is a value but definitely, some a sho-- asia.. beyonce signed a $50 million deal with pepsi. this will cover a photo shoot, video, and her face is even going to be on the can. smart. toyota, all known in the music industry because people that listen to music the bake consumers out there. >> thank-you, and that-the music that make consumer choices. (male announcer): now, here's stanley roberts who found people behaving badly. >> this isn't easy this is a man made bridge i am trying to cross with a camera, i'm not liking this but it is what is this is just one of many crudely designed bridges that allow the homeless to go
another fell into the east china sea. and a thirst part fell into the pacific ocean -- a third part fell into the pacific ocean east of the philippines. >>> millionaire fugitive john mcafee is released from a detention center. he was taken into custody last week after sneaking into guatemala from belize where he is wanted in connection with a murder. a guatemalan judge gave mcafee 10 days to get his immigration situation order is out. >> hope he is writing a book while he is going through all this. >> so bizarre. >> i would read it. strange, strange. >>> how about some traffic now at 6:14? liz, it's all yours. >> thank you. let's go towards the bay bridge. we are just getting word of a new accident just past the pay gates. the metering lights are on. so you can see delays now as far back as probably towards the 880 overcrossing now. and then we also have that accident past the toll plaza so delays towards treasure island up the incline. they are working to clear it but we have a good sized wait toward san francisco from the east bay. elsewhere speaking of the east bay, let's check the sa
fell into the east china sea and a third part fell into the pacific ocean east of the philippines about 2,000 miles away. >>> a big victory for millionaire fugitive john mcafee. he was released from guatemalan custody. he snuck into guatemala from belize where he is wanted in connection with the murder of his neighbor. a guatemalan judge has given mcafee 10 days to get his immigration situation sorted out. >>> mexican transportation officials say the plane carrying singing sensation jenni rivera plunged almost vertically from 28,000 feet. the plane did a nosedive into the ground at 600 miles an hour. investigators are piecing together the wreckage to find the exact cause of the crash. they say it could take days. >>> it is 5:20. new this morning, it is the blessing tweeted around the world and now the head of the catholic church has more twitter followers than all of us. pope benedict xvi's message, dear friends, i am pleased to get in touch with you through twitter. he also added i bless all of you from my heart, in eighth different languages. an hour after the twice more than 700,000
that manufacturing is continue to pick up in china, the world's second- largest economy. >> the games are fairly modest though as with about two weeks left until the end of the year, the gridlock in washington is also at forefront of investors' minds. the dow dropped 75 points, the nasdaq and s&p also closed lower. reports due in the next hour will keep an eye out for consumer prices and industrial production report. and businesses news making headlines this morning the parent company of discovery channel says it is buying stev12 tv networks in europe in a deal worth about 1.7 million >> will be right back with more on traffic and 5:09 is the time right now and there may still be a little jews destined blackberry. >> immigration and customs and force and says that will test the new >>-10 smart phones after phasing out older black bears in favor of i foams. >> the announcement has inject some life investors toward to the stock which had lost about 75% of its value in the last two years on evidence that the make or break >> tin line is gaining traction with are ibm's bread-and-butter customers. >>
in china, a man without a country. so destitute that he made his way to shanghai in a mix of men and women's castoff clothing. in shanghai he obtained a passport, a document that the league of nations have begun to issue to stateless refugees, initially russian, in 1922, a first dip in the development of international refugee law and policy, the international office of refugees would when that 1938 peace prize. a year and to rally members of the non bolshevik russian diaspore and wasted they could do something akin to lembergs inspiring recent flight across the atlantic. in 1928 he decided it was up to him to do a proudly tatterdemalion, go round the world alone by bicycle. luckily did not have to do that and departed shanghai on a battered second-hand bicycle been upgraded to a new bicycle in bangkok in in a battered second-hand motorcycle in singapore. a benefactor gave him a brand new aerial motorcycle was a letter that guaranteed assistance. he think the worldwide services of the ymca, shell oil, and the firestone company and depended on the global availability of gasoline, oil, and fo
in china fueled most markets this morning. the shanghai composite gained more than 1.5% while hong kong's hang seng lost a fraction and tokyo's nikkei was closed for the holiday. >>> today is the last trading day of the year on wall street. investors are keeping a close eye on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. with the deadline at midnight, let's head to wall street see where we stand as investors are watching closely to see what happens. as you can see the dow and the nasdaq are mixed at this point. the dow is down by 23 points. the nasdaq is higher by almost 7 points. >>> ford motors had another banger -- banner year. they said they sold 2.2 million vehicles in the u.s. in 2012. that's up from 2.1 million last year. the ford focus is their most popular model. this is the second year in a row ford has topped two million in sales. the only u.s. car company to do that. >>> and there may not be many happy returns this year especially if you don't have your receipt. the national retail federation says $63 billion worth of presents will be taken back to stores but receipts could be critical
morning, frank and michelle. well, strong manufacturing growth in china fueled most markets there. the shanghai composite gained more than 1 1/2 hong kong's hang seng lost a fraction and tokyo's nikkei was closed for the holiday. >>> today is the last trading day of the year on wall street. on friday, the markets closed lower as investors keep a close eye on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. the dow plunged 158 points falling below the 13,000 mark while the nasdaq dropped 25 points. >>> ford motors had another banner year. the automaker says they sold 2.2 million vehicles here in the u.s. in 2012. that's up from 2.1 million last year. the ford focus is their most popular model. this is the second year in a row ford has topped 2 million in sales. the only u.s. company to do that. >>> and there may not be many happy returns this year especially if you don't have your receipt. the national retail federation says $63 billion worth of presents will be taken back to the stores. that is a lot of unhappy people. receipts could be critical in making a return because many stores are tighteni
the making begin. >> up preparations are almost complete. for the ice festival in china is one of the largest international ice festivals. also in norway, canada, japan. thousands of visitors expected. >> what started for a joke and arkansas. it started making snow angels in her bathing suit. no, she is making it a habit. now, she says that it is a habit. >> of our whole life is mostly a joke. and it is great!! >> and she says that in the heat of the moment she does not notice. she is only on the ground for a few moments and then goes inside for a hot bath. 8:57 taking a quick look outside this san francisco our roof cam. that stev steam -- that steve look at that steve we will be right back. steam >>> thanks for tuning in to our second hour of kron 4 news weekend.this sunday, december 30th. i'm j-r stone. joe? >> good morning, j.r. janu.... >> :we will see the temperatures with possible shower activity. with 30's hugging the coast. >>> some of the stories we're morning.dozens are displaced following an apartment fire in san francisco's mission district. and.a candlelight vigil is held for a
on saturday. russia and china both urged north korea on monday to not proceed with the planned rocket launch. 3çíño% >> it is 8:44 a.m.. >> we do have our eyes on the weather. here is a look at the golden gate bridge. we should have sunshine by the time you hit the toll plaza. there is still a lot cloud cover outside. >> the good news is that we was see drying weather for the next several days. there are low clouds and fog but overall is not a huge problem. we can see some areas of fog but we're not seeing any dents. this afternoon we are expecting more sunshine. it will be partly cloudy and cool. temperatures right now as you wake up has downtown san francisco at 53 degrees. santa rosa is a 52 degrees. future cast for temperatures by noon it will be in the '60s. >> most of us will be in the low to mid 60's so it will be a fairly nice day especially with the sun. we will cool down this afternoon, right around the '50s for most areas by 8:00 p.m.. it will be a pretty pleasant evening. you should get ready for more sunshine for friday and into the weekend. it temperatures in the south bay a
of the conference in due by. this group is worried that russia, china and other middle eastern countries will be pushing for tighter web restrictions. >>> nasa is expected to give an update on the mission to mars later today. this will be happening in san francisco at the annual fall meeting at the annual geo goes physical meeting -- geophysical meeting. they will be given the mars rover update. >>> nine minutes before 8:00, a new multi-million dollar sports complex could be coming to san rafael. more on deet is -- more on the decision the city council faces tonight. >>> and also the mayor of detroit is in san francisco. he's settling a bet. what he will be doing today more than a months after the giants win the world series. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> the fate of a multi-million dollar soccer complex in san rafael may be decide. after seve
tag of $1 million. >> everybody are run the area of ou from the area-..-. if china? >> we have seen the heaviest -- janu? >> stormtracker 4, a bit lighter through san rafeal, petaluma, and we are our expecting scattered rain for this evening's commute. taking a look at futurecast. the heaviest of this system will press in, overnight. the red color indicating heavy downpour. as we go towards tomorrow, it will be widespread for the north bay. even along the san mateo coast purif the del fairfield for concord. and portions of the east bayshore. it will get a lighter in nature. the heaviest could be the bayshore. the evening will press south, the 101/280 in the east bay will be wet. the heaviest could be in the south bay but it will continue to press out. and still a lot of cloud coverage for we are expecting drier conditions. we will take a look get your full forecast, coming up. >>pam: our weather coverage continues as we check in with kron 4's reggie kumar ... who brings us the latest hitting the north bay. >> it is already scrambling here in the san rafael. this is what it looked l
from china. it's not clear where that assembly plant will be. that announcement comes as criticism is mounting. >>> well, clorox corporation has a deal with a san diego- based investor to sell its headquarters building in downtown san diego. west core properties agreed to buy the 24-story building on broadway. the terms of the deal, that has not been disclosed. but analysts estimate that building may have sold for $90 million. a lease arrangement will allow clorox to keep the headquarters in the building. >>> it may be the most opulent gift card of all time. look at this. starbucks stainless steel gift card. they are announcing plans to open up 1500 new locations. that card cost $450. but it will be worth $400 in store credit. if will only be sold on gild.com. >>> there is a follow up to the parade crash in texas. four veterans died. of officials now say no charges are going to be -- officials now say no charges are going to be filed. he tried to cross the tracks but a prosecutor says he won't make any decisions until a final report is completed. the collision also injured 16 peopl
tougher sanctions on north korea but without support from china, options could be limited. this is video from overnight of the celebrations in north korea after the successful rocket launch. many countries believe it is north korea's way of testing its long-range ballistic missile technology. of course, the united states is very concerned about north korea's weapons capabilities this year. robert gates said north korea was within five years of being able to strike the continental united states. the white house condemns the missil launch calling it a highly provocative act that could impact stability in the region. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> pope benedict really 16 is now part of the -- pope benedict is now part of the twitter nation. he already has more than 1 million followers who will read miss messages in english, arabic, polish and four other languages. >>> 8:16. pavi shankar has died at the age of 92. boy. he was good. he was known as the good father the world music. in fact -- known as the godfather of world music. in fact, the beatles gave him that name. he continued t
consumer prices and a strong survey of china manufacturing failed to exciten vestors. big reason is gas costs falling by the most in nearly four years taking a live look, a narrow positive number up seven, the nasdaq down 16, s and p is down four. >>> watch adobe systems stock. the stock is up nearly 5%. investors have been encouraged by better than expected results. they earned $222 million for the quarter that ended last month. that's up 49 million from last year. revenue remained flat and the cfo said 2013 will be an important year for the transition to its subscription based services including creative cloud. >> police in fremont searching now for the man who reportedly walked into an islamic center and threatened to kill everybody. it happened wednesday and it was caught on tape. police say the man walked into the center and said he had a gun. it's not clear why he did it. >> it's christmas. people are going back and forth a lot, busy, maybe need money or something. i couldn't say what it was. i hope just not to happen again. >> police say the suspect may have driven away in a 1
they had a best rollout over for an iphone in china and this is the first time that apple has given numbers for the iphones. >>> cisco has hired barkley's bank to sell its home router unit, according to bloomberg. cisco acquired the business for $500 billion. it's likely to sell for less. it plans to focus on software and technology businesses. >>> remember the 13-year-old girl? we told you about her last week. she wants the hasbro toy company to make an e.z. bank oven that's gender- friendly. she will meet with executives. she discovered that the oven comes only in purple and pink. that's when she went to buy one for her 4-year-old brother who likes to bake. she started a petition on change.org. now she's got 44,000 signatures an famous chefs supportinger -- and famous chefs supporting her. >>> grape growers need to replant a lot of their vineyards this year. the best grapes are actually european but that makes them susceptible to local pests and diseases. now, to prevent that, the growers wrap the ewe plans on to routes of northern plants. right now the nurseries can't meet the demand for
is at now? >> where is? >> we don't know. he's somewhere. he's moving very fast. he was in china a few hours ago. norad has partnered with the mapping service to show the stops around the world. >> and misspoke earlier. i said yahoo was the finance company of the year. it is actually yahoo voted the gap as the top finance company of the years. >>> let's check in with tara. >> that's right. in free -- fremont. this is at a housing development at mallory and peralta. it happened last night at 7:00. this tree landed on top of worse cars. crews have removed -- two cars. crews removed most of it. but it is taking extra time. if you have storm photos, tweet them to us at ktvu. at the bay bridge toll plaza, no traffic at all. it will probably look like this tomorrow. but the day after christmas not likely because of all of the sales. so be prepared. 280 at the 880 split, no delays. >>> we're try today. we'll be et -- we're dry today. we'll be wet tomorrow. we continue to watch minor flooding at the russian river. moderate take at guerneville. cresting a little bit. there's your extended forecast, w
korea were all down more than .5%. in contrast, china's shanghai composite was up more than 1.50 after a positive manufacturing report. the other major markets were closed for the new year -- new year's holiday. >>> congress and the white house have about 13 hours to find a solution to the fiscal cliff. political reporter jamie dupree joins us via skype from washington. jamie, is there any progress being made? >> reporter: there were late night and early-morning talks. the leaders spoke by telephone. the things did not work out very well between the speaker and president obama. they didn't work out too well between the senate republican leader and the senate majority leader harry reid either. reid stepped back and now mitch mcconnell, the republican leader, is negotiating director with vice president biden. some of the details referred to leaked out may be the new income threshold with taxes going up about $400,000, $450,000. there could be a number of other things. there's so many different moving parts in this. as of right now, we still don't have a final agreement. the senate is goi
in developing countries like china to the idea of a more peaceful world year. the 1 billion stores across an international boundary on december 13th. >> bay area sports and the raiders taking on the broncos at the coliseum last night. peyton manning through his 30th touchdown pass of the season and went on to beat the raiders 26 to 13. carson, threw an interception that thwarted a possible scoring opportunity for the raiders. he also lost a fumble that set up a touchdown for the broncos as oakland lost its sixth straight game. the raiders to gun kansas city chiefs' next monday december 16th at the coliseum at 125. >> 8:52 a.m. and we will be back in a couple of minutes. here is the lead from the roof on foot van ness and san francisco. blue skies and we are looking at nice sunshine for today and right for your weekend. before cold & flu season, help prevent with lysol disinfectant spray. and use the lysol no touch hand soap for 10 times more protection with each wash. this season, a good offense is the best defense. lysol. mission for health. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead
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